SmokeFreeBrain will provide new multidisciplinary low cost tools within the field of smoking cessation support, including neurofeedback intervention, gamification platform, mobile app for delivering challenges and interaction information, serious games promoting physical exercise, neurometric approaches, decision support system for challenging and motivational tasks, as well as smoking related profile databases to maximise value from research and to optimise commercial opportunities.
Provision of new multidisciplinary tools to be used with a specific multi-level intervention protocol.
Low cost therapeutic options for smoking cessation will be evaluated on pilot interventions, to determine their impact on vulnerable population, by evaluating indicators like life quality, toxicological, electrophysiological and health-behavioral changes.
The first assessment will be based on the incremental cost of attaining different levels of smoking cessation interventions implementation in different environments. Given the intervention models identified, e.g., pharmacologic, electronic cigarette, behavioral, neurofeedback, public health campaigns, the cost- effectiveness of each strategy and the opportunity cost of each intervention versus no intervention will be assessed.
Different deterministic and statistical models will be used to investigate the estimators’ validity under different data conditions and a variety of methods will be applied to estimate the cost-effectiveness of the various intervention strategies under consideration.
Based on pilot interventions To determine their impact on vulnerable population, by evaluating indicators like life quality, toxicological, electrophysiological and health-behavioral changes.
Smoking cessation and prevention has a substantial social and economic impact on the population of smokers and on health systems especially in countries with a high prevalence. Considering the substantial level of resource use by these populations, an assessment of the incremental costs relative to the outcomes gained of alternative strategies through economic evaluation is of particular importance.
The prevalence of smoking is highly influenced by socioeconomic disadvantages, being significantly higher in LMIC and amongst the more deprived parts of the population in HMIC. Therefore regulatory and policy suggestions will be provided related to tobacco products and electronic cigarettes and the optimal use of resources for smoking cessation, strengthening the European policy regarding the prevention of lung diseases.
The development of effective smoking cessation interventions, scaled according to the cost of the treatment, will allow the health and care systems of both LMIC and HMIC to fight the economic weight induced via the treatment of patients suffering from chronic lung diseases due to smoking. Thereby, the realization of the project will help coping with the societal challenge of strengthening the viability of the national and European health and care systems.
Related to tobacco products and electronic cigarettes and the optimal use of resources for smoking cessation
An introduction of SmokeFreeBrain pilots to medical doctors in Institute for pulmonary diseases of Vojvodina SmokeFreeBrain project consortium will have the opportunity to introduce the project concept and its goals as well as to present each individual pilot study scope and research objectives to the medical doctors in Institute for pulmonary diseases of Vojvodina. Medical…Read More
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The SoLoMo intervention was presented on 28th-30th November 2016 in Oulu (Finland) during the Connected Health Data 2016 Winter School A researcher from the University of Seville explained how the patient data feeds the health recommender system, and how that knowledge enables it to choose the best motivational message for patients. This presentation was done…Read More
The SmokeFreeBrain project was showcased on 25 November 2016 during the “Bridging the gap between companies and students” workshop at the University of Seville. The objective of this event is to strengthen the relationships between companies and students from Health Engineering and Software Engineering degrees when approaching their last year of training throughout the generation…Read More
Science Week is the annual scientific event with the largest outreach in Europe. From November 7th to 20th, many research and knowledge organizations organize a wide range of scientific activities and performances for all tastes and ages. Members of the Technological Innovation Group (SAS partner) showcased the SmokeFreeBrain project and the “Libre de Humos” App…Read More
Health 2.0 Andalucia gathers the healthcare sector stakeholders and IT lovers in Andalucia. It aims to improve the conditions of healthcare assistance using the new web technologies among others. Health2.0 wants to Foster health-related projects, providing them with more visibility. We are part of the international Health 2.0 network which has more than 90 local…Read More
SmokeFreeBrain partner SAS organised the first clinical session at the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville, Spain The objective was to explain the SO-LO-MO hospital´s smoking cessation program and to showcase the SmokeFreeBrain project More than 30 MDs and medicine lecturers participatedRead More
The Spanish National eHealth Conference took place on 14 November 2016 in Madrid, Spain. It included topics about clinical experiences, gamification, apps, big data, etc. At this Conference, our project partner USE presented the SmokeFreeBrain Social-Local-Mobile intervention. Event website: http://laesalud.com/congreso/Read More
With the title: “Exploring the efficacy of Biofeedback Training in Smoking Addiction: A SFB study” the scientific team of Aristotle University presented at the SAN2016 Conference the materials and methods used for the first subject who participated in the Neurofeedback pilot in Thessaloniki, Greece. The results and conclusions are very interesting and real motivation to…Read More
Neuroscience of Addiction and Smoking Cessation – the SmokeFreeBrain Consortium We are proud to announce the 1st project Workshop! part of the #SAN2016 conference Workshop participants will have the unique opportunity to learn about the different intervention methods for smoking cessation that SmokeFreeBrain projects investigates. The inteventions will be about: Against smoking public service announcements…Read More
The SmokefreeBrain project and especially the SoLoMo intervention presented at the PanAmerican Health Organization. Participants, decision-makers in the Americas (the PAHO representatives that support each country to implement Smoking Cessation actions) confirmed their interest in it, and look forward to know more about the results the pilot in April 2017Read More
Within the Smokefree Brain project, patients within the SoLoMo intervention will benefit from a Decision Support System (DSS). It will tailor motivational messages to help them stop smoking, and sends it to the Smokefree app they will have installed in their smartphones. During the 10th edition of the RecSys congress, in the “Workshop on Engendering…Read More
We are proud to announce that on 15th-19th September 2016 our partners from UNISAP will present the technical part of the SmokeFreeBrain SoLoMo intervention at the International Workshop o n Engendering Health with RecSys co-located with ACM RecSys 2016. The event will take place in Boston, USA. click here to view more.Read More
UNISAP partner, at Sapienza University of Rome, obtained their first graduated student (master in cognitive neuroscience) on first results of the pilot concerning public service announcements (PSAs). The thesis publication article will be announced soon at IEEE EMBC 2016 proceedings (The 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)Read More
SmokeFreeBrain project supports the Society of Applied Neuroscience Conference SAN2016, which will be held in Corfu Island, Greece, on 6-9 of October 2016. The #san2016 Call for Papers is now open! The deadline for abstract submission is June 20th, 2016 You may find more information at: http://www.applied-neuroscience.org/san2016/Read More
The SmokeFreeBrain project partner USE presented at the 6th International Conference on Digital health http://www.acm-digitalhealth.org , the Learning Decision Algorithm (DMA) that helps increase long-term engagement with health apps among chronic patients and introduced its smoking cessation application that will be tested at the Smoking Cessation Unit of the Hospital Virgen del Rocio in Seville,…Read More